“Helpcare will hopefully begin to contribute to developing people European-wide to deliver effective care for older people, which is an ethical and policy imperative for the health care sector”.
Lancaster and Morecambe College
“This project will hopefully be an important step to help professionalise and support the important work that carers do and to help them realise their full potential. This should lead to more opportunities for carers in the UK to develop their care skills and good practice and respond more effectively to the needs of the people they care for.”
The South East Europe Research Centre Greece
“we expect that HELPcare will create new employability pathways for social and health care workers, improve their working conditions and their continuous professional development, and establish a community of practice in which EU countries can share Knowledge and best practices. In doing so, HELPcare aims to inform policy makers about the importance of health/social care profession and the necessity to support training systems within a formal qualification framework.”
“It’s a great opportunity to share experience and solutions from different countries and at the same time to create a best practice. The results of the project will be important for different stakeholders but first of all, thanks to professionalisation of carers’ work, they will hopefuly generate a chance to enable some older people to be treated with care and live in dignity.”
“Helpcare is an important opportunity to keep learning from the others.”
“Helpcare is an important project because it affects a global issue. The whole European society is aging and the result is the same- too many elderly and not enough professionals to take care of them. We are aiming to professionalize these caregivers through analysis of their learning needs and developing of guidelines for VET based learning.
For Bulgaria this project is important because many people (mostly women) go abroad searching for a job. As a result many Bulgarians are working as caregivers without education and experience for it. This project will give them opportunity to become more educated and well-prepared for this job and good chance to find a better realization.”